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for it. >> in 2009, the office of san jose vice mayor, comerica bank and two dozen banks and organization have given out 3,000 dresses to girls through operation prom dress. >>> one small community sits right in the heart of the east bay, tucked between san leandro and castro valley but ashland is often overlooked. >> with the helpf one lady and a group of young people, ashland is in the spotlight. nbc bay area's garvin thomas has their story in tonight's bei ay area proud. >> reporter: if there's anywhere in the world that hillary bass is most comfortable, it's squeezed into a small room surrounded by a bunch of lively teenagers it is, after all, how hillary spent much of the past ten years, talking with them, dreaming with them, and on this day, celebrating with them. >> we did this. thank you. thank you. >> reporter: their remarkable story begins in 2004 when hillary, then just 24, took a job as a residential services coordinator at the eden house apartment complex in ashland. she quickly bombeded with a core group of about a dozen of the young people who lived there. >> this is the co
victim in the south bay. dozens of people came to guadalupe parks in san jose to remember the city's murder victim. cheryl herd is live with the story. >> reporter: this is an upscale neighborhood and a place where people come to relax and feel safe. everyone is in shock over what happened. a dozen family members came here this afternoon with teddy bears and flowers marking the spot where eric wright's body was found stabbed to death. an acquaintance was at the scene and he was arrested because he is a prime suspect. this is especially upsetting because eric was trying to turn his life around. >> this is really heartbreaking for me. he was some one of my best cousins and for him to be taken in such a tragic death, i'm very upset. >> he wasn't no coward. he stayed strong through all of the stuff that he went through in life and he's going to be all right now and the guy that did this to him, like mommy said, she just wants you to sit there and realize what life you took from us. you know what i'm saying? you took a valuable life from us. >> reporter: wright is the seventh murder in
in for jessica aguirre. >> in san jose a deadly stabbing has police searching yard to yard with with their guns drawn. around 3:00 this afternoon police say a woman was stabbed to death in a parking lot of a togo sandwich shop. nbc bay ar nbc bay area joins us live from the scene. >> reporter: police officers continue to search for the man. the neighbors who are on the inside are being asked to stay inside their homes while the search goes on. we are here on the corner of hedding street and second street. police are telling us the woman was in this parking lot when a man came up to her. there was some sort of argument and then the guy started stabbing her numerous times. the man took off and hopped a fence into a neighborhood. here is video from our chopper showing police have sealed off this area. they are looking in the back yards of homes right now searching for this man. we talked to a an employee who looked out the window and saw the woman getting stabbed. >> a customer, she runs into the store and says lock the doors. so we are like why. she is like there is a guy stabbing a girl. so we g
is about to begin here in san jose. he was a 16-year-old guitar player, a songwriter, a junior at lincoln high school. what you are about to watch is the youtube tribute video, where his family and friends and classmates are still struggling with his death. he died tuesday afternoon after the train hit him on the trackings. police are investigating why he was on the tracks. they are ruling his death an accident, he was on the rise, the fork folks who organized this vigil, the social advocate award. he has been playing the guitar since he was in 7th grade, and recently he could be seen at open mike nights and caves around downtown san jose. again, back here live, the vigil under way as they honor his life. nbc bay area news. >>> george, thank you, now to an nbc bay area follow-up. we learned that a morgan hill pre-school teacher trying to drug toddlers in her care is now facing charges. 59-year-old deborah gratz is facing multiple charges, police say the co-worker at the kiddy academy spotted gratz dropping sleep medicine into sippy cups earlier this month. fortunately, nobody drank from t
sweeney in for raj mathai. >> and i'm jessica aguirre. some breaking news in san jose within the past few minutes. police now confirming they are investigating an officer involved shooting that somehow is connected to those two cars that you see there that are rammed into each other. this is happening along the 1800 block west of highway 87. we do have a reporter on the scene for you. chrkris sanchez is there live. she joins us via phone. you've only been there a few minut minutes. tell us what you've learned. >> reporter: people are ready to talk about what happened here. this is a densely populated area. there are certainly lots of witnesses for the police to talk with. we are here in the 1800 block of almaden road not far from where it passes under highway 87. folks are telling me they heard at least four shots and from what we understand this looks like it may have been an auto theft gone wrong, that there may have been a woman and a man involved in trying to steal a car from a local business. an ougauto dealer -- rather, an auto repair shop. there are plenty of them along the stretch of road
us. i'm jessica aguirre. >> i'm raj mathai. we want to begin was breaking fuss in san jose. police are investigating a homicide at a senior center, but there's a twist here. this man has been missing for a few weeks till now. the man was found stabbed to death at the hilton manor senior apartments on ironwood drive near the church on the hill near highway 87. george kitayama is on scene. what are investigators is telling you at this hour? >> reporter: the man's name is stanley jacobson. he was reported missing back in mid-february. here's a picture. apparently his family found him inside his apartment this morning, san jose police officers have arrest aid suspect. at this point they are not saying who this suspect is and what their connection may be. back in mid-february, police were looking for a woman named regina butler. slae not saying whether she's the suspect. we did talk to his neighbor and friend just a short time ago. >> totally shocked. we've been looking everywhere for him for the last three to four weeks. and he wasn't at lunch because we always you know, meet together
. kimberly is joining us from the scene with more. >> reporter: san jose police say the chase that ended here actually started about nine miles away on union and camden. police say at about 2:30 this afternoon an officer known as the man inside a car was acting suspiciously. as the officer approached, the driver took off but was later spotted by the same officer. at that time, the suspects rammed the patrol car considered assault when the pursuit purr pseudo. this is video provided by one of the witnesses. this chase ended in a residential neighborhood. the car that had a blown out tire pulled over on blossom avenue near calero and that's when the driver got out and made a threatening gesture. two officers fired and the suspect was killed. police say during the chase the suspect ran two other patrol cars and also pointed a gun at officers. police also say he had been throwing items out of the vehicle including a woman's purse and a bag full of baseball bats. witnesses say there are about 20 police cars following the suspect who slowed down once he got into the neighborhood and appeared calm.
by shootings in san francisco, san jose, union city. and then this morning officers again fired on a suspect, this time in hayward. monty francis joins us live with what led officers to pull their weapons on this suspect. >> reporter: kris, good evening. an investigation is underway. the scene has been cleared but you can see behind me a wooden sign that was knocked over by the suspect vehicle when it crashed. this unfolded at about 3:30 a.m. when police say a suspect rammed his car into a police cruiser during a traffic stop. the driver, a 23-year-old oakley man sped off and crashed the car here at foothill boulevard. the passenger was pronounced dead at the scene and it is not clear if the officer's bullett killed him. the driver is in police custody. we talked to the owner of a japanese restaurants yards from where the suspect vehicle crashed. he says he is discouraged by all the violence in his neighborhood. >> it is kind of sad but somebo somebody -- kind o
. more information on the breaking story in san jose. police are investigating the city's seventh homicide of the year. this is all happening in the almaden valley. about two hours ago a man was found with stab wounds in the area of guadeloupe oak grove park. our chopper is providing live pictures of the investigation. you see a lot of police cars down below. the man is identified -- has not been identified yet but is believed to be in his late teens or early 20s. the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. there are no suspects at this time. keep it here on nbc bay area. we'll continue to update this story and provide you updates throughout this newscast. >>> new at 6:00 tonight, a cold and heartless attack on a richmond police officer and his dog including his k-9 partner. someone not only burglarized his home but poisoned his dog. jodi hernandez is live in richmond where the search is on for a k-9 killer. >> reporter: jessica, it doesn't get more disturbing than this. tonight a police dog is recovering. another dog is dead after someone fed the dogs poison as they were locked
budget short fall. >> it is a slam dunk for san jose. what the ncaa tournament means for the economy of the south bay. >>> nbc bay area news starts now. >>> good evening and thank you for joining us. i'm jessica aguirre. >> and i'm raj mathai. it is a sport that brought families together for generations but tonight that sport has left the family and two bay area communities in mourning. a well known north bay racer ran off the track this weekend hitting and killing two people. it happened on saturday. the petaluma boy, the victims his 14-year-old cousin and the 68-year-old owner of the racecar. she spoke with members of the family just trying to come to grips with this tragedy. >> reporter: i had a chance to talk to the boy's grandfather today. it was just last october when this family was celebrating at the petaluma speedway when chase won a championship title. tonight chase's racing has left that family in mourning. >> they call me on the phone that afternoon and said something terrible happened. marcus is dead. >> reporter: bob johnson describes how he learned that his 14-year-old
in the case of the san jose mother stabbed in broad daylight on friday. police released this picture of the man suspected of killing his girlfriend across the street from the sheriff's department. he had been stalking the woman for at least two years. the 29-year-old victim leaves blind a 10-year-old son and had a restraining order against him. >> detectives say he may be headed to mexico, possibly driving a dark green
for his campaign to end the violence plaguing america. we're at the san jose convention center with more. kimberly? >> reporter: diane, there are about a dozen local city and county leaders here, along with representative mike honda. those we talked to say they hope to learn something from the leader and believe in some of the ideas behind his message of creating tre ining stress free,
to see you right back here tomorrow evening. good night. an east san jose woman's 11-month-old daughter sitting in the back of the family's suv as it warmed up in the driveway. in a moment, both were gone, sparking an amber alert and a statewide search. after hours of searching, the ordeal ended, at least for mother and baby. trujillo tracked the search and they're still looking for a suspect, damien. >> that's right. as of now, the family has not returned to their home on amargar court. the baby is safe, and meanwhile, the hunt is on for the baby's kidnapper. the mother walked into the er with detectives just before noon. >> we're just happy we're able to reunite gabriella with her mother. >> reporter: it started at the family home on amargor court. someone got into the car the family was warming up and took off, baby strapped in a car seat. at one point police closed off highway 101 north of trimbull road looking for evidence. it wasn't until maintenance worker julio remembered the amber alert he got on his phone. he checked the plates of a white jeep liberty at this apartment complex
important that the guys from the area give the ultimate sacrifice in vietnam. >> it's called the sons of san jose. a new memorial that drew a crowd today. >>> spring showers could affect your plans for easter sunday. >> good evening. i'm terry dwyer. >>> police are looking for a person who shot and killed a 19-year-old student. it happened on 24th and bryant street. kimberly terry is there with more for us tonight. kimberly? >> reporter: diane, that young man was shot right in front of his home and his family tells us tonight that it was his father who heard the gunfire and went downstairs to find his son. he was taken to the hospital where he later died. his family has identified him as jacob valdavieto. he was walking to his parents' house last night about 3:00 a.m. overnight that is when a car pulled up, a latino man got out, asked if he was part of a gang and shot him. the suspect is still on the loose. according to his family and police, he has no gang ties. his loved ones say he was a good guy and has a lot of family and is loved by everyone. he was dedicated to sports, particularly fo
in san jose will host the service next thursday on march 7th. the details of the service is still pending, but the investigation is moving forward with police now looking for this woman, it teresa johnson. they say the 28-year-old suspected prostitute isn't involved in the murders in any way but they do want to talk to her to get information on the deceased suspect jeremy goulet. investigators say johnson may have been acquainted with him. now we turn to marianne favro who joins us live in santa cruz where police are still working this investigation, marianne. >> reporter: jessica, during the past two hours we have seen a steady stream of police officers and sheriff's deputies coming here to this community memorial to pay their respects and we have seen a lot of hugs exchanged. some of the officers came here after completing their first patrol shift since their fellow officers were killed. for the first time since two of their if fellow officers, sergeant butch baker and detective elizabeth butler were killed in the line of duty, santa cruz police went back to their own duties protecting
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